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House OKs $17B Veterans Healthcare Budget Plan

The House of Representatives has passed a $17 billion budget plan for the Veterans Affairs Department, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Lawder writes the House voted 420-5 to approve ...
Congress

Senate, House Set to Vote on Border Security Funding Bill; Mitch McConnell Comments

The House of Representatives could meet this week to vote on an emergency spending bill designed to address migration issues on the U.S. southern border, Defense News reported Tuesday. John ...
Bob-McDonald

Bob McDonald Unanimously Confirmed as Veterans Affairs Secretary

Bob McDonald The U.S. Senate voted 97-0 Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald as veterans affairs secretary, the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Kesling reported ...
digital government

Senate’s 2015 FSGG Spending Bill Contains Federal IT Initiatives

The Senate’s Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 contains initiatives designed to help agencies procure and utilize information ...
senate

Senate Bill Allocates $251M for DHS’ St. Elizabeths HQ Project

The Senate has earmarked a $250.5 million fund to support construction work on the Department of Homeland Security‘s centralized headquarters at St. Elizabeths in Washington, ...
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OFPP Nominee Anne Rung Outlines Priorities to Senate Committee

Anne Rung, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined her priorities during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Senate Could Confirm Robert McDonald as Next VA Secretary

Robert McDonald Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expects the Senate to confirm Robert McDonald to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Politico reported Wednesday. Lauren ...
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House Approves Bill to Halt Internet Access Taxes

The U.S. House has passed a bill to prohibit the imposition of taxes on Internet access, Reuters reported Tuesday. Kevin Drawbaugh writes the legislation would forbit state and local ...
Julian Castro

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Julian Castro was confirmed by a 71-26 Senate vote Wednesday to succeed Shaun Donovan as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Reuters reported Wednesday. Elvina Nawaguna writes ...
Pentagon

Pentagon Nominees Jamie Morin, Jessica Wright Receive Senate Approval

Jamie Morin, comptroller of the Air Force since 2009, has been confirmed by the Senate as cost assessment and program evaluation lead at the Defense Department, Defense News reported ...